About Charleston, South Carolina
Our campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Charleston. Blending charm and history, the city thrives with culture, outstanding restaurants and some of the most beautiful beaches and waterways in the South. A friendly community with a focus on local goods and vendors - it is truly a unique place.
Along with serving as host of the 2012 PGA tournament, Charleston is home to a wide array of festivals, sporting and cultural events. Annual events include the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, Spoleto Arts Festival, Family Circle Cup tennis tournament and Cooper River Bridge Run, just to name a few. Charleston’s restaurants are run by James Beard award-winning chefs and are featured in national publications, such as Bon Appétit, Esquire and Southern Living.
Recent Awards for Charleston:
Top City in the United States 2013
Charleston voted #1 for third consecutive year in the Readers’ Choice Awards
Condé Nast Traveler - November 2013
Top City in the United States 2012
Charleston voted #1 for second consecutive year in the Readers’ Choice Awards
Condé Nast Traveler - November 2012
World’s Best Awards Hall of Fame
Travel + Leisure
America’s Best Shopping Streets
King Street named among top ten shopping streets in the U.S.
U.S. News and World Report – November 2011
2011 World’s Best Cities
Charleston ranked #2 in the U.S. and Canada regions
Travel + Leisure – 2011
Top 10 Food and Wine Destinations in the U.S.
Charleston ranked #4
TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Destination Awards – 2011
*Information collected from the Charleston Area Convention & Visitor Bureau.